The CGE M3788 TVC 15" is An heavy 15 inches color portable from CGE but produced by IMPERIAL - PHILCO.
It has 30 Programs and PLL Synthesizer Tuning system and AV connectivity SCART socket.
A SCART Connector (which stands for Syndicat des Constructeurs d'Appareils Radiorécepteurs et Téléviseurs) is a standard for connecting audio-visual equipment together. The official standard for SCART is CENELEC document number EN 50049-1. SCART is also known as Péritel (especially in France) and Euroconnector but the name SCART will be used exclusively herein. The standard defines a 21-pin connector (herein after a SCART connector) for carrying analog television signals. Various pieces of equipment may be connected by cables having a plug fitting the SCART connectors. Television apparatuses commonly include one or more SCART connectors.Although a SCART connector is bidirectional, the present invention is concerned with the use of a SCART connector as an input connector for receiving signals into a television apparatus. A SCART connector can receive input television signals either in an RGB format in which the red, green and blue signals are received on Pins 15, 11 and 7, respectively, or alternatively in an S-Video format in which the luminance (Y) and chroma (C) signals are received on Pins 20 and 15. As a result of the common usage of Pin 15 in accordance with the SCART standard, a SCART connector cannot receive input television signals in an RGB format and in an S-Video format at the same time.Consequently many commercially available television apparatuses include a separate SCART connectors each dedicated to receive input television signals in one of an RGB format and an S-Video format. This limits the functionality of the SCART connectors. In practical terms, the number of SCART connectors which can be provided on a television apparatus is limited by cost and space considerations. However, different users wish the input a wide range of different combinations of formats of television signals, depending on the equipment they personally own and use. However, the provision of SCART connectors dedicated to input television signals in one of an RGB format and an S-Video format limits the overall connectivity of the television apparatus. Furthermore, for many users the different RGB format and S-Video format are confusing. Some users may not understand or may mistake the format of a television signal being supplied on a given cable from a given piece of equipment. This can result in the supply of input television signals of an inappropriate format for the SCART connector concerned.This kind of connector is todays obsoleted !
On the front of the screen there is a glass and the local commands are located in the basement of the set.
It has even teletext feature.
The Compagnia Generale di Elettricità S.p.A. (General Electric Power Company) was Italian joint-stock company founded in 1921 in Milan. The company was widely know in Italy as simple acronym CGE, it was primarily owned and managed by General Electric USA.
CGE manufactured a electrical applications, simple high voltage transformers, generators, powerplants, engines of trains and trolleybuses in particular. It manufactured a certain number of its products for the European market. In the transport sector, CGE was an extremely famous company for its electric components which equipped many rolling stocks, trolley buses, railway and locomotive applications. CGE, during its active period had to fight against two Italian competitors which were Ansaldo and "Italian Tecnomasio Brown Boveri" (TIBB).
The CGE Radio and TV were in the 60's until the 1985 manufactured by TELEFUNKEN, sharing completely the TELEFUNKEN Technology. Manufacturing was later passed to IMPERIAL an extint Italian Industry.
The company was later the EMC Traction Operating Unit of Ansaldo Transmissione e Distribuzione S.r.l. and was acquired by IMPulse NC, INC. in 2000................todays -................ dead...................
These set were highly reliable and durable and they were not expensive at all.